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spots available. other stores report brisk business. we get more from christian in san francisco. >> lot of shoppers came in and out of these doors today. the west vil shopping center says retailers were offering deep discounts to bring in the customers and lots of people were willing to spend while some are de pending on sant klaus for those last-minute gifts, lot of shoppers took matters into their own hands, grabbing back after bag after goodies to bring home on christmas eve. some say it doesn't feel like christmas without the adrenaline rush of shopping as the clock counts down. >> i like to consider myself a fourth-quarter player. i step up, you know, down the stretch, and thoo's what i'm all about, performing when it's crunch time. >> managers at the west field shopping center say i shally activity builds week by week following thanksgiving but that wubt the case this year. >> we had a really strong black friday. really the first two weeks of december were really strong and then it kind of lulled. it's almost like people forgot. >> that all changed as the weeks before christmas tu
cover and again the chance for a off and on shower. 624 san francisco. 64 in hayward and oakland. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows a dry pattern starts to develop around the bay area it will continue to be pleasant with mild conditions in to the weekend in starting the next work week. that is your forecast i will have more on that storm coming up in a bit. we do have some roadways flooding northbound 101 in petaluma approaching the old redwood highway. be aware. caltran is currently on the scene. here is the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza as a wet deck with no accidents to report out oakland into the city if there if it is drive the most part here at the san mateo bridge the problems coming from the toll plaza and the westboundsouthbound 101n gate bridge standing water on the span. some light rain is in reported very you want to drive with extra caution for your ride coming out marin county. guys. >> thank you erica. the wet weather is causing problems in san rafeal. they are keeping a close eye on creeks that have swollen in recent raids. and with the storm this
away. >>> san francisco police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man in his 20s last night. officers found the man just before 8:00 near grove and buchanan streets. the man had been shot in the stomach and leg. he died at the hospital an hour later. >>> we just saw cate in berkeley. the dry spell is over. a lot of rain is coming in now. >> let's get the latest from cbs 5 meteorologist lawrence karnow. >> for a lot of folks it gets the blood pressure going again. this doesn't look as bad. still the rain in spots. it's dumping in some areas right now. you see on our high-def doppler radar, look at all the yellow off the coastline. that's going to be pushing onshore a little later on. this is not going to be as strong as that last series of storms. a closer look you can see that band of moisture through richmond, berkeley and concord. so good downpours there. but it is going to break up as we head into the afternoon. and we're not expecting to see any flooding from the storm system. here it comes right now. it's moving on through. that batch of moisture just off the coastline
they will try and prove that the ban needs to be lifted. many credit former san francisco mayor gavin newsom with starting the ball rolling on same sex marriage back in 2004. we talked to him earlier and got his reaction to the high courts decision to review the case. >> in my lifetime, i did not expect the supreme court to have in front of them today. now, we are having a different argument with the united states that also supports marriage equality. it is a pretty extraordinary thing and a testament to people not giving up and a testament to the future. >>pam: those on the other side of the aisle are also happy with today's decsion. that's because.if the supreme court had denied the case. the ban on same sex marriage would have been lifted. andy pugno from 'protect marriage dot com' spoke with kron4 on the phone earlier today. finally, we are going to have a shot at a fair hearing in front of the supreme court. ultimately, we could prevail. twice, the people of san francisco have sided with traditional marriage. and they say that today that the polling is with the traditionait is a sidig w
in the upcoming term. california's proposition 8 is not on that list. ktvu's brian flores is in san francisco to tell us what that means for same-sex marriage here in california. >> reporter: hi, dave, good morning. it appears for now that opponents of proposition 8 will have to wait until the end of the week for any decision on this from the u.s. supreme court. we were waiting to hear some decision. but it appears the supreme court will at least delay it until about friday, though. the key was whether the prop was gonna be on their cases. now, if that happens, that means the decision won't come until june. this postpones any decision until later this week. come friday morning, we'll be at this to see if the supreme court agrees with the lower court on whether gay marriage is unconstitutional or if they will keep prop 8 as voted on back in 2008. a lot of reac-- a lot of reaction from the castro district. we'll stay on this. back to you. >> thank you. now, our washington, d.c. newsroom is also following this. coming up at 7:15, we'll have more analysis of what this morning's developments could
found bound, gagged and unconscious on a san francisco street has died. he was found with a woman in the bay view district 8:30 last night and rushed to the hospital the woman is fighting for her life. police went door-to-door on us were sells -- on brussels street. terry mcsweeney will bring us the latest on this developing story in a live report coming up in 30 minutes. >>> man charged with the murder of missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar is scheduled to face arraign this morning on additional charges that date back more than three years. 21-year-old antolin garcia-torres was arrested in may for sierra lamar's disappearance and murder based on dna. new charges happened in march of 2009 when he was 17. they involve three incidents that include attempted kidnapping and carjacking. >>> east bay city getting ready to decide whether medical marijuana patients should be allowed to grow pot outdoors. reports the concord city council will discuss the issue tomorrow night. this comes after a woman approached the council to complain about a neighbor growing medical marijuana outdoo
just want to state briefly that the chief was talking about how the san francisco police department is hiring and we do encourage people to apply, but it's really significant in that we have a mayor and a board of supervisors who had enough foresight to start hiring police officers. we just need to look across the bay or look down in san jose, where the crime rates have rocketed off the charts. oakland has twice the number of homicides we have in a city half the size because they were laying off officers. i think the reality of the situation you that you have to have officers on the streets with proactive law enforcement in order to prevent that situation. so i think the fact that we're hiring we owe great honors and kudos to the mayor and the board of supervisors. because otherwise we would be in the same situation and it's terrible what is happening over there, especially in oakland. with reference to other reports i attended a memorial with the chief for officer gelf, who was also killed in the line of duty and interesting, most of the officers there were talking how they were g
. >> developing news in san francisco. police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man in his 20s tonight. he was found near grove and buchanan streets in the western edition. he was shot in the stomach and leg and died at the hospital an hour later. >> a suspect with a violent past is under arrest tonight for attacking a young woman with autism. oakland police say 36-year-old garry atkinson faces kidnapping rape. and the victim a girl with the mind of a six-year-old. >> this is one of the most sickening cases that someone as mr.atkinson can take advantage of someone of this stature. >> police say atkinson met her and forced her to his home in san francisco. she was found on a bus two days later. >>> you saw it. the rain is back. it just started to come down across part of the bay area. looking at downtown san francisco. chief meteorologist paul deanno with what we can expect. >> a rough commute tomorrow morning and afternoon as well. cbs 5 high def doppler tracking the rain. enough to show things down. mill valley south of san francisco. richmond. am riville. berkeley getting sho
home in san francisco. she was found on a bus two days later. >>> you saw it. the rain is back. it just started to come down across part of the bay area. looking at downtown san francisco. chief meteorologist paul deanno with what we can expect. >> a rough commute tomorrow morning and afternoon as well. cbs 5 high def doppler tracking the rain. enough to show things down. mill valley south of san francisco. richmond. am riville. berkeley getting showers and heavier showers as you head north towards santa rosa. your commute tomorrow will be wet. showers from north bay down to morgan hill. details on how long the rain will stick around. your entire workweek forecast coming up in a few minutes. >>> if the mayan calendar doesn't get us we're due to fall of the fiscal cliff. tonight each side insists the other party's plan is impossible. they're dismissing the president's proposal. democrats complain the gop plan is way too vague. the president won't sign anything that doesn't increase taxes for the wealthy. the gop counter offer calls for raising 800 billion in revenue without raising tax r
they are looking for three suspects. >> in san francisco police investigating fatal shooting in hayes valley last night a man was found before 8:00 last night taken to the hospital where he died. detectives have not released a motive. >>> what a difference amour makes. when we were driving in it was misty if you look here, a little wet. >> jut as mike predicted. -- just as mike predicted. when is it going to move out? >> not until well after the morning commute. good morning. steadier line of rain 80 sacramento, vallejo, san francisco out to the ocean heaviest rain now on the richmond san rafael bridge pulling from sir francis drake richmond and san pablo now where the heaviest of the rain is. more rain napa, sonoma, light to moderate this batch here is the wave we talked about yesterday that is going to energize this system and bring heavier rain during the morning commute. the sooner you can get out the better. as we head into the afternoon steady rain becomes showers upper 50s to mid 60s. >>> westbound 80 at cutting accident cleared to the shoulder east shore freeway, towards the berkeley curv
the new year's eve forecast, all coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,, farewell to a parking perk san francisco. cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo on dr etful of >>> as we prepare to say good- bye to 2012 we are saying a farewell to a parking perk in san francisco. drivers will need a pocket full of change, even on sundays. >> reporter: beginning next sunday, the free ride or should i say free parking is over. >> i don't see why they need to do it now. they are are getting you friday and saturday and now sunday, what are they going to do next, 24 hours a day? >> reporter: possibly. noria says it will effect her church, she knows why. >> it is the money. the city needs money. not just with the parking meter on sunday. >> reporter: the law will net the city an extra $2 million a year. >> i am a long time resident of the city of san francisco and i do not approve of what the board of supervisors have done. >> reporter: in the marina where parking is like a competitive sport. the law is not getting support, either. >> hurts the small businessman. a lot of people come here for the restaurants and the stor
francisco, and 152% in san jose. do you remember last year at this time? we were at about 35 to 40% of rainfall average. okay, so how does it plan out here in the next few days? another weather system is headed our way. that's what i'm going to talk about at 10:20 when i come back. the latest computer model teed up and ready to go. we'll talk about how much more is behind it. see you back here. >>> the trek to and from tahoe was anything but smooth sailing today. coming up in 14 minutes why officials say it wasn't the snow slowing everything down. >> at ktvu.com, look for the link to stormtracker 2 at the top of the page. we also posted updates on the ktvu.com channel 2 facebook page. >>> holiday sales slumped nationwide. and there might be more than one reason for the poor numbers. eric rasmussen is live with the mixed reports he heard from retailers, and shoppers. >> reporter: ken, we can tell you there's been no shortage of foot traffic here in downtown walnut creek. one local retailer told me a late rally before christmas saved his season. but it at least appears a lot of peopl
at fourth and king. and in terms of rider ship and capacities and the needs of san francisco the revenue for cal train having as many trains as possible go into san francisco would be the ideal thing to have happen. and there are also are questions also regarding the alignment and whether the current alignment is actually the most cost effective and the layout of the stations is there any room for improvement in terms of number of riders and the effectiveness of that line in the long term. so i am very glad to hear director metcalf raise these issues and you know we certainly, strongly encourage in either this project segment or subsequent project segments to address the miss match between the current older plan and the needs of the blended system and the long term ridership and revenue goals of cal train and the city of san francisco. thank you. >> thank you, very much. >> is there any other public comment on this item? >> none that i am aware of. >> all right. seeing none. we do have a motion and a second. >> can we take a roll call on this item. >> director harper? >> aye. >> lloyd? >
a 90-year-old san francisco institution that i'd like to commend today, and cynthia huey is here from the clement street merchants association, if she could come forward. i'm just very proud to work so closely with the clement street merchant association celebrating their 90th year this year. it's an organization that's been working hard to revitalize the richmond district, especially in the past few months as new leadership has emerged. the clement merchants association represents diverse businesses from a variety of cultural backgrounds that makes clement street stand out from other commercial districts. it's one of the most diverse places. i moved there in 1984 to second avenue and clement. it was considered the new chinatown but it's so much more than that. it's a gateway for many different types of newcomers but also businesses. this year, the clement street merchants celebrate their 90th year of outstanding service to the small business community to the whole city. and the roster is growing of many different businesses from cynthia huey's feed store, a great vintage clothing sto
ness ave looking at san francisco. >> watching weather and traffic on this new year's eve will be checking in with erica in just a few minutes but before we get to erica let us talk about the fiscal cliff we are in the final hours from keeping lawmakers from going over that so- called fiscal cliff. >> economist there that the combination of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could trigger a new recession. >> and spencer explains how negotiations today must now overcome a " major setback. >> there will be part of it that i find disgusting rest principle which i may have to swallow in the name of compromise. be a rare session on capitol hill. >> the senate will come to order. >> as lawmakers try to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >> both sides agreed to push forward. >> i want everyone to know i am willing to go the distance. but i need a dance partner. >> vice-president joe biden departure for mcconnell. >> if is not resolved by midnight tonight tax increases will be for all americans. >> one mom said to me in michigan that is four months' worth of groceries. >> th
will be right back. óó >> let's take a quick look outside. here is a shot from san francisco from van ness ave. let's check in with janu for your first forecast. >> the system that was bringing us more stirred yesterday has been pushed out of the area. we are still dealing with lingering sprinkler and through the south bay as well as parts of the peninsula. taking a look outside at the toll plaza you concede that it is pretty much cloudy with no rain. it is dry out pretty nicely. the temperatures are sitting right now in the 40's. >> tracking the temperatures for your future cast 4 by 7:00 a.m. it is mostly 40's. by 10:00 a.m. we may see 50s indicated by light blue color of your screen. the afternoon will be 50s widespread. for those of you heading out this evening the temperatures will drop back down to the 40's. it will be a chilly evening. the overnight low and tomorrow morning it will be a lot of 30's. >> 29 degrees will be for santa rosa and 38 degrees for richmond. 29 degrees for livermore. there are a lot of below freezing temperatures for tomorrow morning. it will be 54 drop the south
line. >>> and how a popular san francisco restaurant is making this a happier holiday season. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> good morning, everybody. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm brian flores. dave clark is off today. >> yes, he is. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. tori campbell is also off. it's monday, december 24th. >>> we're following developing news out of marin county this morning where search-and-rescue teams are about to search for a missing man. alex savidge has more on how a traffic stop turned into a much larger situation. alex? >> reporter: well, now that the sun is coming up, the team is going to resume searching for this team, somewhere in the cordova creek. the man is suspected of drunk driving and ran from officers during a traffic stop. it happened earlier in the morning. he jumped into the creek in an area where the water is moving very quickly. authorities put a boat in the water right away to search the bas ofthe creek but there was no sign of the man. this all began after midnight when ross police made a dui stop on the man's car near sir francis drake and c
:17 on the dot and coming out crossing a wet golden gate bridge as you come into san francisco. let's take a look at live doppler 7-hd. best radar returns over in napa and solano, they are blue. let's focus in on the green which is normally some heavier rain or stronger radar returns. you see along mission boulevard, heading over to sunol grade and pleasanton and livermore is where we're seeing the best radar returns and also on 238 coming across hayward this morning. there is the latest update. you can see it heading over to calavares road and piedmont road. you can see those areas wet along with alum rock. steady rain through the morning hours and scattered, light showers during the afternoon hours. temperatures are very mild this morning. heading out it's coolest. concord, 52 degrees. mountain view, 56 degrees. monterey bay, low to mid-50s with light rain falling. morning, slight rain and scattered showers during the afternoon hours. frosty tonight and more so wednesday morning. it could be one of coolest mornings we've had this season and heavy rain and gusty winds for thursday will be much m
're having are through the three day's storms. almost 2-inches in san francisco and more in the coastal hill. up to 5-inches of rain even more than that in the boulder creek area. here's what it does for percent of average. it helps a lot. 102% of average in santa rosa. 143percent of average. we're at 30, 30%, 40% of average. more rain coming. this is the next system i'm tracking it's working it's way in here. it's going to be around christmas day. it's going to bring rain but not before we see fog in the early morning hours. when i come back i'll put that all together we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >>> it looks like a white christmas in the sierra, more than four feet of snow fell into the weekend and a new advisory warns of blowing snow tomorrow night. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victi
've had light conditvery happ to see that getting into san francisco. the wet weather has not reached the toll plaza but it certainly has reached parts of the north bay. rosemary will be here in a moment to elaborate on that. 237, westbound, looks like some sun there and traffic light. when you see this light traffic, you know we're having a lighter than usual day. in the south bay, we don't have a lot of slow traffic, just some traffic approaching the mckee road turnoff. let's go to rosemary. >>> good morning. gearing up for a wet holiday weekend ahead. ten minutes until the official sunrise. a mix of clouds out there and a few peaks of sunshine. we're looking at rain continuing to shot. all the way down into san francisco. this eventually will hit the ground and it should happen toon. the north bay has been hammered at times. along highway 101, redwood boulevard, san marin drive, light to moderate rain falling in nova doe, lucas valley, san rafael, seeing light to moderate rain. it was coming down pretty good a few minutes ago. light rain all the way down into daly city and it looks
. and police are investigating after woman gave birth on a san francisco street and she was out begging for help. here is the latest on that woman and where was she going when she was trying to get help, claudine? >> reporter: we are still trying to get information on the woman and the condition of her baby and we are told supervisor will be willing to talk with us shortly so we are standing by for that. i want to show you video of the scene because this is where it all happened. we shot this video earlier this morning and what you are looking at is a 24 hour shelter. they don't have walk inns but the woman went up to the gate of that shelter bleeding and asking for help. a man who works there didn't want to go on camera but took us through what happened. >> she was crying, just looked like she was just beaten up covered in blood. she said she just had a baby and i didn't see a baby in her hand. i go for help and come back and she is walking off and that's when i called the police. >> reporter: he said he was not sure what to do and he went to go ask a co-worker what to do next and she
. >>> a federal worker here in san francisco saved the day for a few people with international travel plans that needed a little help. the duty officer decided to go to work at the san francisco passport office yesterday to help some folks out. he got passports to people with life or death travel situations and didn't have to do that after president obama declared christmas eve a federal holiday. many other people though were upset that they could not get their passports they need to visit some family members. >> extremely frustrating and disappointing that i can't see them either for my wife's birthday or my daughter for christmas. >> dozens of people had appointments to get their passports yesterday but friday's holiday declaration meant the office was closed except for emergency cases that that duty officer took care of. >>> and from sacramento now, a surprise christmas gift for dozens of former inmates. the governor signed pardons for people whose crimes range from drug offenses to robbery. cbs 5 reporter ian schwartz now has the story of an ex-con who's starting a whole new life this m
. and sliding over from san francisco oakland over to parts of the east bay. there is still plenty offshore. again this is not a huge deal here. but lighter amounts will continue to work their way toward san mateo coast, santa cruz mountains. really a quarter to half inch of rain out of this. expect for some of the wettest locations over the richmond and san rafael bridge. things are starting to darken up a little bit. from marin county to emery vail and berkeley. it's another very mild morning with 50s and low 60s. i mean livermore is at 62. mountain view 62. san jose 61. it will be an overcast day. carry the rain gear with you. even fog out there. just kind of a yucky day. things are ending here. this will be the last system. lows in the upper 50s. highs in the low 60s. cloudy with light rain. fog will be a huge issue thursday and friday. >>> 4:38 is the time. protestors got naked during a big vote at san francisco city hall. where the nudest plan to take their fight next. >>> and a man is pushed to his death at a new york city subway station. the arrest police could make soon and why a n
and they are looking for three suspects. >>> in san francisco officers say five men, at least one of them armed, terrorized people in a home invasion. it happened on 31 avenue between geary boulevard and lament -- clement street. a neighbor said he heard screams coming from the house. by the time officers arrived the men were gone and they got away with a number of items from the house. >> an armed man police say took two women hostage during an attempted robbery is recovering this morning after being shot by officers. cameras caught the smoke of a concussion grenade fired by police into a jack in the box yesterday. a hostage was rushed to safety by police. the gunman's condition is not known. the incident began at 12:30 when police received a call after robbery in progress. a four hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was also safely released. >>> in concord a grocery store will be open today after being forced to close last night because of a strong chemical smell. it happened at the food max on monument boulevard. the fire department got a call around 4:30 yesterday afternoon about peopl
and county of san francisco for 45 years now. so i'm well-versed on the police activities the city and county of san francisco in richmond. i'm not here to talk about that tonight. i want to talk about the unsolved murder rate in the city and county of san francisco. it's over 1,000 unsolved murders. i got out of navy when officer mcdonald was killed by a pipe-bomb, which is one unsolved murder going over 30 something years. eric mar, went on record supporting exonerate the killers and sponsored legislation because the murders were so long ago she should be forgiven. i don't think any murder in this country should be forgiven under any circumstances at any time. we all run into a problem with the police department and sometimes we have problems with them and sometimes we have battles with them, but nothing justifies murdering a policemen when he is doing his job and letting the murderers go free and then having legislators at city hall at the board of supervisors run on a mandate that doesn't even mention or have the media talk about it. that that man sponsored legislation that let
>>> breaking news in san francisco, a manhole cover explodes in the downtown area. some streets are closed. we'll have a live report. as the wet christmas around the bay area. steady rain throughout the day and heavier rain and winds are expected tonight. >> i'm spencer christian. taking a look at live do7 her and rainfall and thunderstorm or two just offshore. i'll show you when we expect that to hit land. >> the weather didn't stop people from making special christmas deliveries and firefighters put big smiles on young faces. >> another storm is moving in with heavy rain in some parts of the bay area. a few people were out with rain gear on. we are expecting gusty winds and possible thunderstorm tonight. here is what it looks like on the golden gate bridge. very messy outside. >>> good evening. merry christmas, i'm dan ashley. this christmas day we are on storm watch. we have live team coverage with reporters in key trouble spots in the north bay and santa cruz mountains. let's begin with spencer christian tracking the storm. >> quite a storm it's been already. here is how it
they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and down i have to san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't larry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. six months later prop 8 passed. so now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a really good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. so, we have to continue to temper our hopes and dreams a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court will likely hear the arguments in march and have a decision by the end of june. there are nine justices. it is entirely possible they have nine differ opinions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. juliette goodrich, cbs 5. >>> not only will the supreme court hear the prop 8 case but also a challenge to the national defense of marriage act. >> they've got to solve this as a national level because it's just too much administrative confusion right now. who g
we did what we did in the san francisco the overwhelming majority of democrats opposed it. now, we are having a different argument with the president of the united states. it is extraordinary. the future is not just in front of you, it is inside of you you have to manifest in, step up, step and. >> the stage is set. in the six months. >> dan, and as you know the challenge was filed on behalf of two gay couples. kristin perry and his sandy live in berkeley. alicea read got the reaction. >> proposition 8 has been a hot topic for quite some time and the supreme court is reviewing it. there will be able to marry whomever they choose marriage is something they look for a word to in their lifetime batting california, that is not an option if you want a legal union with somebody o >> fairness for all, we all have the same people at the same number of chromosomes. i made a decent person, a gay man myself them one proposition 8 and 2008, this union filed a suit saying that it was not constitutional and it was discriminatory. >> there are increased hate crime between lesbians and gays becaus
-inches in san francisco and more in the coastal hill. up to 5-inches of rain even more than that in the boulder creek area. here's what it does for percent of average. it helps a lot. 102% of average in santa rosa. 143percent of average. we're at 30, 30%, 40% of average. more rain coming. this is the next system i'm tracking it's working it's way in here. it's going to be around christmas day. it's going to bring rain but not before we see fog in the early morning hours. when i come back i'll put that all together we'll see you back here in a few minutes. >>> it looks like a white christmas in the sierra, more than four feet of snow fell into the weekend and a new advisory warns of blowing snow tomorrow night. but there's a window of clear weather through the morning. right now chains are not required for cars on u.s. highway 50 or on interstate 80. chains are required on many state routs. >>> a snow boarder is dead tonight after getting caught in an avalanche at a popular sierra ski resort. at 10:15. what we're learning about the victim and why friends say more could have b
, los gatos 46, 48 san rafael and san francisco, 45 in oakland this afternoon sunny conditions, going to be a bright day hovering in most areas in the low to mid 50s, more rain on the way. details coming up. >>> back to the bay bridge toll no problems, very light, a few headlights towards the toll and incline and upper deck no problems. san mateo bridge same thing, a few cars headed both directions between peninsula and east bay, everything at the limit, no problems with stalls or accidents. west 80 at richmond parkway blocking left lane and east 580 at macarthur boulevard oakland area blocking right lane. >>> police on the pins -- on the peninsula caught a thief stealing credit cards from the mail before they were delivered. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit card
over parts of what looks like south san francisco now hayward hit with moderate rain at least. and check out areas in vallejo if you are traveling interstate 80. chp also issued a high wind advisory for the carquinez bridge right where that wet weather is hitting right now. so yeah, it's a treacherous morning out there. hopefully there's not as much commuters as typical. we're seeing fender benders out there. looks like temperatures definitely cooler, as well. sealing a lot of 40s, a few low 50s. 50 in san francisco, santa rosa 39. this afternoon we'll warm up to the mid- to low-50s. 54 vallejo. 53 san rafael. here's your forecast for the next several days. we get a brief dry break. this evening showers should clear out. cold front moves southeast and then friday into saturday morning we get hit with another band of rain not as heavy as this last christmas day storm we had. and then sunday into new year's day looks relatively dry which is a nice change in pattern. so let's hit the roads and show you traffic. we are dealing with some flooding concerns because of all the wet wea
reporting from the farmers market in san francisco. to >> you can see that there in full set up mode. this farmers' market opens up any minute now. they have italian food, vegetables, and chocolates. for the first time in several weeks they're opening up under clear skies. over the past several is we have been pounded by wind and rain. this is not the case this morning and the sun is coming up. many people that i spoke with this morning tell me that they're very excited to spend it we game without all this rain. >> you really cannot do anything, but go wild for a split second and then go back in. >> how great for you? >> i will enjoy it. i love the sun. >> it is very hard to find anyone would disagree. some of the vendors here are wrapping up their preparations. this opens until 2:00 p.m.. they do this every saturday. if you see anything or your screen as appetizing. you just need ask. >> on the other news this morning on sealed documents show a picture of a of a middle school student who is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his former students. as search warrant un
in san francisco the suspect taken to the hospital will have details coming up in live for. >> fresh and easy market could be closing here in the bay area across the nation. we will tell you what the grocer store chain before it closed its doors. >> and we will take a look at weather and traffic at 7:00 a.m. on a thursday morning how was it going? barr >> we are dealing with some areas of low clouds and dense fog. as we head into the afternoon we are expecting partly sunny conditions dry and mild. into the evening partly cloudy and cool. will have the full forecast coming up in just a bit. for now lead over to erica pretty. >>thank you janu. light conditions for most of the east bay with the exception of interstate 580 westbound. no problems along the peninsula and your ride is just 25 minutes coming out of novato into sentences go. thank you erica. new this morning this developing story in san francisco police chase in with a suspect in jail. thousands of gallons of water spilling out into the street after a fire hydrant was taking out. kron fours will tran is on the senate to expla
flooding. the news starts right now. >> and a very scary scene in san francisco overnight. it involved a street sweeper and a bicyclist. mornings on 2 starts right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starting right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome to mornings on two. i'm dave clark. >> it's thursday, december 13th. san jose police say that there are some suspicious circumstances surrounding a woman's death. investigators found her body yesterday just a few blocks from the hp pavilion. we have been talking to police in and the coroner. . >> reporter: this case remains a mystery. we just won't have to many more answers until the autopsy is done this morning. someone passing by here looked under this bridge and saw a woman down on the ground here among the dirt and the trees. police say just after three yesterday afternoon they received several calls that a woman was laying face down in the guadalupe river. police confirmed she was dead there. were no obvious signs of trauma and it appeared she was recently deceased. they are investigating and are treating
rain pushing its way into san francisco not impacting the richmond district as a resume in the street view is currently raining heavy for portions of gary boulevard, fulton street. >> light rain for sunset boulevard and for those of you coming down market. >> again it depends on where you are located. your day planner does show the most part iran will start to taper off as we head into tonight. --the arraignmerain wil start to take off. >> wind advisory in effect for 10:00 a.m.. >> the showers or only pick up in intensity as we head into the afternoon. the yellow on your screen for the delta of the livermore valley, impacting the southern peninsula, and the south bay. heavy rain will certainly be a factor. this system we're talking maybe a 10th of an inch upward to an inch for some of our north bay spots. >> futurecast 4 shows the rain starts taper off as we head into tonight. do not get too comfortable. storm of to will arrive sometime overnight approaching from the north bay first. as you wake up 8:00 a.m. saturday morning everyone will be dealing with heavy rain. at thunderstorm po
. elsewhere in the north bay, 6400 experiencing powd power outages and also 2200 people in the san francisco. 1300 are on the dark on the peninsula. with that flash flood a flash flood watch for the north bay also has cities near the russian river on alert. water levels have risen onto land in some parts of guerneville. and even though it's normally a slow-moving river... >> with 6-7 ft. it begins to get scary. we have to think about leaving town, turning off electricity, gasoline. and so forth. >> the national weather service says that it could be possibly a flooded road to a.m. with noon tomorrow reaching the highest levels. in this video shot yesterday, you can see that the river is rising fast. flooding, every decade or so, is not uncommon. the last serious threat was in the first days of january 06 of course the possibility always makes residents nervous. the national weather service says the russian river will flood guerneville around 2 a.m. monday... highest point around noon tomorrow... with water levels >> the latest series of storms has some arborists concerned about trees in the
clinton. reaction in san francisco's castro district included a range of emotions. yesterday's decision means same sex couples in california must put marriage plans on hold. they could have started marrying pleadly if the court denied review. activists say they feel some momentum from the november elections. >> three states legalized same sex marriage just a month ago. the tide is shifting. >> i want it to be tackled. i want to get married and i want to be married in any state. >> many people say they are happy the court will address the issue but they say they understand that the possibility the ruling may go against the very thing they are fighting for. >> opponents of same sex marriage believe the justices will see things there way. >> we are confident that the court is going to up hold the right of the people to amend their own constitution. >> the man who wrote proposition eight said the court shouldn't go against the measure that 7 million california voters approved. >>> we have much more on the court case coming up at 7:30. how the decision on same sex marriage ban could co
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$2rvem traveling out of the north bay heading towards san francisco where dry right now. live doppler 7 hd i want to show you the leading edge of the lighter rain in the form of blue and green and it is right now reached the san pablo bay shore down to tiburon, belvedere and now also into sausalito no matter where you are on 101 it is going to be wet.lçó leading edge of heavier rain, light to moderate, heavier old adobe road, cotati, spring hill road, santa rosa heaviest rain starting to move across petaluma hill road and out highway 12 heading to the east we have more on the way in fact marin county about to get slammed by heavier rain we are starting to see a little push to the south and east. the heart of the bay at 7:00, san francisco and oakland and starting to slide southward down in the south bay by about 9:00. if you can get out now you are going to have a dry commute.'2eh the morning hours. waves of showers this afternoon. heavy rain possible again tonight through sunday we'll have rain in the forecast the only day we don't have rain, monday. here's the timing, traveling t
guards on campus and what it costs to have them. >> a san francisco church is scheduled to give away thousands of free toys today to children in need. they have almost 8,000 toys and will give them out at an event partly sponsored by the san francisco giants. you are looking at video of last year's event. it's scheduled to start at nine. >> the deadline approaching and still no deal on the table. when the president said he will be back in washington to deal with the impending fiscal cliff. >> and the cia speaking out about a movie showing the death of bin laden. what the acting director told employees in a memo act that film. >> a live look at the approach to the wet bay bridge toll plaza. chp responding to a lot of spin outs on this saturday morning. time 7:12, you are watching mornings on 2. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! t
you george knew this morning to people are in hospital after to alarm fire in san francisco. >> the fire breaking out about 1:00 this morning. let us turn to jackie sissell live on the scene. >> pg&e crews are live try to fix a gas line that was structured during the fire. >> you can see them duo ing the password. >> it looks to be destroyed from the fire. the fire broke out around 1:00 this morning and went to two alarms. according to one pg&e person he says the gas line had ruptured. they are waiting for pg&e to turn off the gas. once it was turned off they contain the fire to the one unit. this is good news. we are being told that at least two people were sent to a local hospital as what is being described as non life- threatening injuries. this is good news. they are also calling fire suspicious in nature. we anticipate seeing the fire investigators back out here relatively soon. a lot of activity going on here. as soon as we did new information we will tell you more. >> thank you jackie we will check with you throughout the morning. >> a man is been injured in a shootin
to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful business. >> a federal judge is ready to reduce a $1 billion jury verdict that apple previously won over samsung back in august. the judge told lawyers for both apple can samsung that jurors in the previous case appeared to miscalculate the damages and now had to trim though war. no word on how much of the award and apple would be cut. samsung is seeking a new trial while apple is arguing for a increase in the damages award. >> bmw is recalling almost 250,000x-five suv's worldwide. the recall is for and x-five models with diesel engines from years 2009 to 2012. the u.s. national highway safety administration says a bolt holding a built pullye can be come loose and break. the driver to lose control of the vehicle and the pow
in 2004 here in san francisco. over a period of one month, san francisco issued some 4,000 marriage licenses to same sex couples under the direction of then mayor gavin newson. the ban was later ruled unconstitutional. same sex marriages will remain on hold until this case is finally settled by the u.s. supreme court. for more on today's announcement and reaction, go to cbssf.com. >>> a mother and her young son were killed on a head-on collision on the byron highway, which had just reopened. the chp says the truck driver had slowed for stopped traffic when a car coming in the opposite direction lost control and slammed in to it. the truck driver was not hurt. >>> police in the east bay are on the hunt for a kidnapper and rapist. investigators say these two sketches are of the same suspect from two separate crimes. one in you know, one last month. both attacks have happened in richmond's gavin corridor area. >> i was really shocked to find that out because i'm a parent and a single mom as well. and i had no idea we were having that issue in richmond. >> investigators believe the same
is saying that this will take 30 minutes to go towards san francisco and one hour to get to the airport. it is pretty slow moving let us show you some video, earlier the rainfall and it got nicer. a time lapse video from the oakland hills. that storm sweeping and also a very slick day. i drove along interstate 24 with the recent accident to the west of the caldecott tunnel. backed up traffic all the way from the tunnel to the interstate-80 taking the off ramp to get too high or 24 heading east. this afternoon, are around 3:00 p.m. is one of rainfall really picked up. heavy. and things got very slack. that is where we are right now see we can have more of an update for you at 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.. in the east bay, charles clifford, kron 4. >> pam: thank you, charles clifford. we're tracking the storm on line as well.getting lots of storm pictures from viewers and facebook fans. send yours in.we'll be show- casing some of the best weather photos later in the show. >> pam: stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the storm this evening. updates also available on our website -- kron4-dot- c
to 89. he was credited with helping the elderly, children, and disabled. he graduated from san francisco city college in u.s. seven. he died at the age of 69. >>> a body found in san francisco and police are investigating what could be a possible and run accident. police were notified yesterday morning of the body. a man said to be in his 40s or 50s flying on the southbound tracks at the rail station in china basin. authorities say his injuries were consistent with a vehicle collision. they are still investigating how it happened. >> a building in san francisco destroyed by fire. that fire started around 1:00 yesterday afternoon. the zoo closed down to accommodate crews who needed to access the building. one firefighter was taken to the optional for smoke inhalation. officials say that fire does appear to be vicious. but pope also built in 1925 and was closed in 1971. >> it has not been around for the past two years, but today the holiday train is back. when and where you can catch santa. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she lo
cases are investigated despite heavy workloads. >>> the san francisco da's office has subpoenaed the deleted twitter accounts of two suspected rioters. this stems from the columbus day protest on october 6th. the d.a. wants to see two demonstrators' tweets along with photos, mentions and tweets from other users who followed them. twitter has not said if it is willing to hand over that information. >>> 7:05. the city college of san francisco struggles and deals with the financial hole. one of the trustees faces the possibility of losing his seat. chris jacke son was re-elected last month but the san francisco ethics commission said he didn't file campaign disclosure statements which track cell phoneses and expenses -- doctorses and expense -- contributions and expenses. jackson says he hopes to file the reports on friday and plan a payment plan of $11,000 that he racked up in fees for the missing reports. >>> there's still no deal between president obama and house speaker john boehner. that has not stopped democrats and republicans on capitol hill on chiming in on what should and
change as whether rosa in here in san francisco and across the country. we will continue to monitor the other delays. >> a san francisco woman will be arraigned today on charges of the hit killer manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and ended at two others in the twin peaks area. the 56 year-old, y yuee yao, died after a crash hit hard at the twin peaks a lookout point. police said the driver was intoxicated. the victim's son told us that he does not want a another family to suffer through the sadness that he feels. he stated that all of this is because someone decided to drink too much and get behind the wheel. >> the driver of the car 23 year-old gina eunice who you see here on the screen faces several felony charges including the hit killer manslaughter while intoxicated. here is a live look at lake tahoe. looked at all the fresh snow that they have. if you are able to get there and the driver will not be easy you will enjoy it. >> we will be right back. welcome back it is seven 07 a.m.. we will not do a check with the markets. the dow is up by 23 points as we continue to see
>> good morning and merry christmas to you. here is a look live at san francisco from our roof and wishing you a merry christmas on kron 4. we're also covering the weather and traffic this morning for you. at% to say there's no traffic but we do have weather. hi, annie. >> hi, darya. the radar return returns are generally off on the coast and also to parts of santa rosa this morning. the north bay looking at light rain impacting your christmas morning as you're opening presents. here's a look at your future cast 4. by 9:00 most of us in the bay area should be under cloudy conditions. the rain moves in to san rafael, that's moderate to heavy rainfall coming in around noon time. late this afternoon, widespread in the east bay. san jose, you'll probably get it later this afternoon and later this evening. by 4:00, it's widespread. i'm concerned about the potential for thunderstorms, downed power lines. these are all possible today because the storms could produce gusty conditions and we know the soil is already quite saturated from what we saw over the weekend with those storms.
continued to their around the bay. with when advisers on some bay area bridge periods >> in san francisco, the wet weather cost major challenges for some residents. one woman woke up to find her mercedes, crushed by a tree that toppled over it during the storm. i am definitely preparing for having to purchase a new car. i do not want a new car so this is kind of shocking. >> several other trees fell down around the city but there were no other major lenders. >> the weather is keeping the great highway in san francisco closed this morning from slow to lincoln. the highway was barricaded last night, motorists had to find another way around it. the department of public works collaborates with police to decide when to close the great highway. public works officials say the polls, and not the win, played a bigger role in the closure. >> and remember, whether you are biking, walking or driving. crossing the baird case is against law and could result in a fine. >> in other news and new this morning. san jose police suspect a fatal shooting may be gang- related. it happened at 1130 last night in
showers, in the city, san francisco getting wet along the coastline. for today we are breezy, cloudy conditions, soggy conditions, but we will start to see a bit of a break-in to the afternoon. advisories in place already in the third of storms coming our way. i will show you the timeline and bring you details coming up. >> it has been a wild week of weather. we are not done yet. want to give you a live look outside. interstate 80, rain water on the roadway. two hands onto wheel. we will see scattered showers throughout the bay area before the next powerful punch flows through. yesterday's heavy wind and rain cause power outages. >>> most of the bay area will be under a flash flood watch through the weekend, a break-in the weather has helped water levels drop on the street in the north bay. some areas did flood and we could see it happen again tomorrow. the river rose with in a few feet of topping its banks and in kernville the russian river rose 14 feet. >> there were 14 steps here. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, it's come up 7, 8, steps in five hours. >> the national weather service issued
here. we are save is from san francisco crossing the bay area. we are see light rain for the bridges. you should drive with extra caution. we are seeing light rain for the east shore freeway. the northern end of it we are same this up to hercules. the bulk of the wet weather has pushed his way south and in fact we are seeing a darker green on the screen that indicates heavy rain or around highway 17. >> we do have a lot cloud cover associated with this. the temperatures are not too bad it is a mild start. 53 in concord, we would not see much change in the numbers as we head into the afternoon. i will break down the numbers coming up in the next report. >> seminal 7:00 a.m.. we will be right back in a moment. sleep train thanks all those who helped make a difference last year for thousands of california foster kids. thank you for helping foster kids. thank you for the school supplies. thank you for the new shoes. thank you, secret santa. and thank you for donating money. your generosity proves that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child. - thank you.
is whoever is going to lead the san francisco transportation authority, will that person be able to take us to a better place? will that person really be able to walk with the stake holders and the mta and the other departments like the department of public works and so on and so forth. we need that type of leadership. now, coming to the meetings, hundreds of meetings, i have seen you all, so-called, board of supervisors just rubber stamps hundreds of millions of dollars and don't even ask a question. now that must stop. now you have heard the union say today, when it comes to our buses, when it comes to our operations, when it comes to the welfare of our union employees, this city and county of san francisco has done injustice. and let me remind you, there was a time where we had a mayor, instead of spending the money on muni buses he spent all of the money on sfpd, why am i saying that? we need a leader to lead this agency, the san francisco county transportation authority who has the balls to stand on his own feet and do the right thing. and what i have heard here, especially from some m
:05. sentencing today for a san francisco school cafeteria worker convicted of several sexual assaults. he was convicted of attacking three women in the mission district last year. one of them was beaten unconscious. he could get life in prison. the fifth suspect charged in an attack that left one man dead and a woman badly beaten is set to face a judge today. they were found bound and bagged in the middle of the street. the victims and the suspects knew each other. the final suspect is facing charges of accessory to murder and conspiracy to destroy evidence. >>> new this morning there is more fallout from the royal phone hoax. about a dozen workers at the australian radio station behind the prank call had been moved to safe houses. ten radio executives now have around the clock bodyguards because of death threats. meanwhile british investigators are disclosing more information about three suicide notes left by the nurse. two were found in the room while the other was among her personal possessions. one note dealt with the phone call. another focused on her funeral. the third criticized ho
. abc news. >> flooding and downed trees were some of the biggest issues in san francisco today. abc7 news reporter lilian kim is live with those details. lilian. >> this is what is left of a century old tree. most has been cut to pieces and hauled away. it is one of a dozen trees that couldn't withstand the wind and rain. city crews work into the night cutting tree that toppled as a this tree started making cracking noises at 5:00 a.m. in front of rob porter's home. >> and then there was a large -- probably five minutes after the crack lig, a huge thud. >> in all the department of public works cleaned up the trees. it is real busy. >> this latest storm spared no neighborhood. it was snapped near moraga street. there was sig president cay -- significant street flooding. two large branches landed on one of the thoroughfares. and in city heights, a tree uprooted taking part of the street with it. a prius on the street was also damaged. >> you can replace a car, and some of the streets have been here 80 years. >> despite the loss of some trees, the city says as little property damage and
football team stepped in to help this year. >> merry christmas. >> it's a san francisco tradition here at glide memorial. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: one that brought back volunteers like daniel merry christmaswell for the past eight years. we saw him here as lat month ears thanksgiving dinner. >> for me to come here and spend three hours of my morning at 5:00 a.m. and know that somebody's life is going to be receiving something good will be good >> reporter: it also brings in first-timers like marie andrews who made a last-minute decision after shy saw glide on the news. >> i have to give back in some way. i can't give money. i'm not oprah but at least, i can give my time. >> reporter: today, more than 650 people signed up to help. organizers say that volunteers lots filled up within hours. getting holiday help is not a concern for glide but getting help beyond the holidays. >> still homeless people to serve and still poor people to serve. just remember that it's throughout the year. >> reporter: the event brought out special guests like the asu football team. the team his town f
just above the freezing mark. oakland towards richmond is 49 and san francisco. shows cloud cover will increase later on today and that is ahead of the storm headed our way. this will arrive on christmas day. future cast four shows 9:00 a.m. white rate expected for santa rosa. putting the clock into motion heavier rain moves towards our north bay or around lunch time. around the east bay shoreline and those of you situated around the coast. we do have big changes to talk about and i will get more specific with your holiday forecast and show you what is on tap for the rest of the week. at seven a one it is time for traffic, good morning george. good morning and with traffic you have >> you have a light and easy ride. no a hot spots or problems. we do not even see the typically slow traffic for highway 4 or interstate the in the east bay. the peninsula and north bay rides are all very light right now. >> a developing story unfolding in marine county where they are searching for a suspect who was stopped in a traffic stop that they lost. we would turn to europe >> daybreak is coming
how traffic in san francisco.. part of the great highway in san francisco ... had to be shut down because of heavy flooding. kron-4's philippe djegal shows us... how traffic was affected ... and, he reports these closures happen more often than you might think. >> the rain started falling early friday morning here in the east bay. this is video from along highway 24 near the caldecott tunnell just after sunrise. slick conditions continued throughout the morning. it was also pouring rain further east along highway 4 in oakley, the california highway patrol says that at least two cars were involved young boy was flown to to john muir medical center. from sloat to lincoln the barricades turned cars around, asking drivers instead. >> we can still take any chances with overflow and make sure that it is cleaned out but we're just waiting for the water to subside. and allow traffic to get back in again. the department of public works collaborates with the taraval police substation on deciding when closing the great highway is appropriate. and, remember, whether crossing throug
, it really put the richmond and sunset neighborhoods on the map. not only within san francisco, but really nationally. and i think that has an obvious impact beyond the immediate fiscal effects on property values and business values. i'm very supportive and happy to endorse an extension to this contract. thank you. >> thank you. >>> good afternoon, my name is ari feingold, and i'm a curator for [speaker not understood], so i'm responsible for bringing local restaurants in the park and helping them transfer their operation into a fending operation in the park. i've been doing it for three years as a curator but was involved as a vendor before that. so, i've been with the festival since it started. i do consider it a real privilege to work with such a diverse group of local restaurants and to really sort of celebrate the incredible culinary culture in our city. a conversation started a few speakers ago about the local factor of the festival. i just want to say typically my strategy for acquiring new vendors is to start in the neighborhood around the park and work my way out. so, alan had men
as san francisco musicians it's been a really wonderful boost for our career. we also have the benefit of, as i said, living in the outer sunset, riding our bikes to the event, which is a very rare occurrence as a touring musician. so, it's a very special day for all of us, not to mention our [speaker not understood] family coming out to the event to support us. even years we don't play we try to attend just because it's such a well-run, wonderfully community-based event that continues the history of music in san francisco. we have a fabulous long history of music in this city and another planet does such a fabulous job of continuing their efforts to have a home for music in 2012 and beyond. of course, it helps small businesses around the area and provides a place for us to have music, food, drink, celebration and community, which is the joys of life. thank you. >> thank you. >>> my name is james nimorovski. thank you for the time for the input. it's hard to follow-up the remarks, the fantastic comments people have already made. i would say as a long-time resident of the richmond district
into san francisco. traffic and weather. >>> the christmas break from shopping is now over. >> people are heading back to the malls for more holiday sales this morning. are you going? >> well, no. [ laughter ] >> but cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has in san leandro where at least one store is opening -- you're kidding, thisser a opening at 5:00? >> reporter: that's right. if you wanted me to make any returns, you should have asked. some stores at bay fair in san leandro will open at 5 a.m. for shoppers to second-guess santa's selection. the day after christmas is typically known as the big gift return day not to mention another day of big deals. according to shopper track, last year shoppers spent $7.1 billion the day after christmas and that's a 25.5% increase from the year before. experts are predicting the after-christmas sales will look similar to black friday complete with early hours and door buster specials. and according to a 2011 consumer reports poll nearly one in 7 adults returns a christmas gift. other shops are opening earlier, as well. the hillsdale shopping center,er is
people are hospitalized after a 2 alarm fire in san francisco. we will have a live report coming up. >> the clock is ticking until the so-called fiscal cliff. we will have details on today's the last minute negotiations. >> it remains cold at specially for tonight. it is a clear start for the morning and we do not have any issues with a visibility. if you are in the north bay there is a good chance that you will stay below the freezing mark. celebrating new year's eve it will be mostly clear conditions. here is a look at the numbers currently. it is 32 degrees currently in fairfield. i will show you where these numbers are supposed to go for the course of today. >> we have been minor's in a reported stall the upper deck of the bay bridge. it has now been cleared. it did not affect the drive time. do not expect any early morning delays or normal commute patterns. >> new this morning, off two people are in the hospital this one after a 2 alarm fire at a residential building in san francisco is excelsior district. the fire broke out before 1:00 this morning and crews had under control
commute of albany. it is crawling up the incline as you work your way into san francisco. >> drive carefully give yourself extra time. traffic is jammed up. let us see how the weather is shaping up. hi erica. >> good morning robyn. a lot of people will have their heat on in the car because it is cold. from we have cloud cover above as we take it outside to our roof can downtowns in francisco. san francisco is not bad at least the start of it. 36 and concord. upper 30s in san carlos. mid '30's in livermore. in to the afternoon futurecast 4 critics by 2:00 p.m. everyone in the '50s. los mid-50s temperatures will cool down into the '40's as we head into 7:00 p.m. tonight. >> i do want to take a look at your afternoon highs neighbor of by neighborhood. >> the arctic cold air from the gulf of alaska is sticking around the bay. a cold front pushing its way through yesterday's. the temperature is 53 for fremont. 55 milpitas. 56 in san jose. over to the east bay. 53 for concord. 54 in danville. mainly sunny skies and the north bay it novato at 54. >> oakland one of the warmest spots at 57.
airport. and shifting the maps up to the north, not a lot to show you in san francisco. we have more rain showers in the forecast for tonight. coming up i'll have those details. also the timing of two more tomorrow storms. >> up in the sierra it's snow right now. they could get anywhere from 2 to 5 feet by this sunday. mike, what's it like up there? >> reporter: expected to be a night of travel. if what we saw earlier today because of this snow is any indication, if you've got travel plans, you need to watch this. the pictures -- >> severe. >> reporter: speak -- >> nerve wracking. >> reporter: for themselves. when the snow finally hit it the sierra it hit fast. >> we didn't see it coming. >> reporter: this was the 5000 elevation level this morning. this was the exact same spot 30 minutes later. >> and it's not just the snow. -- >> reporter: it's also the wind gusting making conditions hard to see. wind and snow combine to create at times moments of whiteout driving conditions. at times conditions got such that portions of interstate 80 shut down, traffic at a standstill because of these c
. >> thank you. >> all of the reservoirs have feed the bay area water supply are in good shape. san francisco public utilities commission tells us it's reservoirs are at 83% of capacity. one of the direct's biggest reservoirs, lexington is at 63%. >> the national weather service confirms a rare touchdown touched down in watsonville over the weekend. take a look at the damage. crews cleaning up the mess left by 75 miles per hour winds. the twister crushed one green house and damaged four others. >> this happened about 7:00. ouréw crew starts at 7:00. so they're just getting ready to come to the green houses to start cutting. and this is -- i'm just so thankful nobody was in there. >> owners estimate it will cost]e4 100,000ses today repair the damage. the last reported tornado was 10 years ago. >> part of the scenic hiking trail is closed because of erosion. the national park service blocked off a section of the coastal trail just north of the pacific overlook in san francisco. signs posted to warn hikers and bikers and engineers are working on a repair plan. >> happening now, crews getting r
a little bit windy. cloudy, dark. on the bottom right a live shot of san francisco -- skies are gloomy, more rain on the way. janu? >> yes, pam we are seeing some heavy band of rainfall. taking a look at the stormtracker 4 not too much in rainfall. we can see in the north bay, with throughout the day in the north bay but accumulated lesson one 10th of 1 in.. the heaviest is yet to come. with less than one-tenth of 1 in. already accumulated. by midnight, this heavy rainfall which the red indicating heavy downpour. more whites spread by the evening commute. 6:00 a.m., more-wide spread-out-from a fairfield, to fairfield and the heaviest will be in the morning. it will taper off in the morning and the evening commute will be over the heart of the bay. perhaps the north bay could bit of a break with the south bay will see some heavier conditions and will press out by tomorrow afternoon. your full forecast, coming up. in- store? stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the approaching storm. updates also available on kron-4.com -- as well as our facebook and twiiter pages. >> new developme
:20. a preliminary hearing set said in the -- debt today in the case of a san francisco -- set today in the case of a san francisco couple who kissed a pimp. prosecutors say they murdered this man in june after finding out their daughter may have been working a as prostitute for him. he was shot -- as a prostitute for him. he was shot in his car. two other men are also charged in this case. >>> and a preliminary hearing will be held today for a san francisco man accused of performing cosmetic surgery without a license. prosecutors say nine people reported getting botched procedures from carlos guzman at the derma clinic in san francisco's mission district. those procedures include liposuction and face lifts. he's also been charged with sexual assaults. >>> lawmakers are considering a vehicle license fee increase. if approved, the fee would go up to 2% of the vehicle's value. that would raise about $70 million for the city. the board of supervisors will reside -- will decide whether to put the proposal on the november 2014 ballot. it would need a simple majority to pass. >>> zip car is expanding
. >> now at five - more wet weather hitting the bay area. you're looking live at downtown san francisco. right now, a short break in the storm - but, it's not completely over. tonight - kron4 has team coverage. the mounting storm damage - trees down, flooding, and the still dangerous road conditions. but first, jaqueline bennet has more from the kron-4 weather center. >>jacqueline: not that bad, oakland airport moving up decent. however, other areas of the united states airports are risks. seen in delays. mostly decent conditions and the rainfall to the south and to the east. through the sierras, it is winding down we are going to see clear conditions, overnight. that will lead to cooler temperatures. 30's and 40's 49 degrees in santa rosa. 51 degrees and san jose. here is what we expect for the next couple of days off. some frost out there tomorrow fans will bring sunshine with chilly and the rain is set to return on friday. time it out on futurecast, in just a bit. >> a quick check on bay area bridges. the golden gate is looking decent. the bay bridge a little bit slower however, andt
. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the san francisco playground's history dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the center was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities, including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong, and arts and crafts. >> use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16th, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits of the dignitaries, community members, and children
berkeley schools have said the plant and we run through drills frequently. >> san francisco unified school says in the wake of a national tragedy we have redouble our efforts to work together with our student's family in schools to make sure they remain safe. >> the tide is 4:11 on this monday morning there are areas of showers. erica will have a look at our forecast. good morning erica. >> some light showers for parts of the bay area is not widespread. on storm tracker 4 you can see. i was a man ride on high way for where it leads interstate 80. use your windshield wipers. we will not see any areas of flooding are pondering. certainly be aware. allow yourself extra time. currently sing light rain over highway 92 the san mateo bridge spotty in the burlingame area. >> we are seeing showers for highway 13 pescadero. >> interstate 80 the bayshore freeway through palo alto drive with extra caution with your commute crucible with interstate 680. the showers are continuing to push their way south. >> on satellite and radar cloud cover associated with this system. we will continue to see a linger
in san francisco. >>> a bit later, we often don't realize they are there until something goes wrong. the network of fuel pipelines underneath your feet here in the bay area. >>> welcome back to a second look. our focus tonight is oil in california. the reason the oil is big business is of course the automobile. the fact that we have so many of them actually led to another pioneer in california company. auto club. in 2000, bob mackenzie brought us the history of aaa. >> reporter: in the early days of the century, maneuvering your buggy down the street was not easy. of course you had to be rich to own an automobile which didn't add to their popularity with everyone else. as the second decade began the auto owned the streets in san francisco and other big towns. but it was still the rich who owned them. henry ford changed all that. instead of making cars one at a time, the ford factory mass produced them with an idea called assembly lines. at last regular folks could take to the roads, and in the roaring 20s they did. charging up and down the steep streets of san francisco in an exhila
, breaking news in downtown san francisco where it was not lane falling from the sky but a manhole cover. jonathan bloom is live and third and mission streets to explain what happened. >> firefighters are still trying to figure out what happened after a manhole cover blew out of the ground about 45 minutes ago resulting in loud noises and very scared passerbys. it sounded like fire crackers going off. firefighters are investigating what is going on but assuming it's an electrical problem and now pg&e is on the scene. nobody was reported to be injured in the incident but it did result in traffic closures that were only minor since christmas is light traffic day. third street was closed in two blocks and mission was closed between second and fourth street. now, we see the first signs that mission street is being reopened as pg&e is on the scene and starting to investigate down inside that manhole. we just saw the smoke pouring out of manhole as they pulled it off. this live picture, they going down to figure out what went wrong, it may in fact be storm related. as firefighters continue to
the abc7 rooftop camera. you can see the rain has stopped basically in san francisco for now, but not for long. good evening. merry christmas. i'm dan ashley.caroly carolyn johnson is off tonight. not a great day to play outside with toys. we have live team watch coverage. spencer christian is tracking more rain on our doppler. >> it has been a very wet evening around the bay area. right now though things are relatively calm compared with the downpours we saw earlier. let's go to live doppler 7hd, and we have scattered showers. the heaviest is in the south bay, but let's close in on the north bay where we have a little light rain. some assisted yes, sir rainfall east of santa rosa and moving toward y o -- yountville. mill pea dishas heavier rain pushing into the higher terrain. and then farther south from the ben low man to the bay. heavier rainfall is developing, but it is not even -- even though it is calmer, it is notwn.inding down. more rain coming our way tonight and tomorrow. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. dan? >> spencer, thanks. >>> al
basically in san francisco for now, but not for long. good evening. merry christmas. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson is off tonight. not a great day to play outside with toys. we have live team watch coverage. spencer christian is tracking more rain on our doppler. >> it has been a very wet evening around the bay area. right now though things are relatively calm compared with the downpours we saw earlier. let's go to live doppler 7hd, and we have scattered showers. the heaviest is in the south bay, but let's close in on the north bay where we have a little light rain. some assisted yes, sir rainfall east of santa rosa and moving toward y o -- yountville. mill pea dishas heavier rain pushing into the higher terrain. and then farther south from the ben low man to the bay. heavier rainfall is developing, but it is not even -- even though it is calmer, it is not winding down. more rain coming our way tonight and tomorrow. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. dan? >> spencer, thanks. >>> all of this rain has brought flooding in some areas. in sonoma county, high water i
rainfall moving right toward the san francisco peninsula, there we go. about ten minutes away from invading the city. daly city, you're included in that. vacaville, fairfield, all the way up toward sacramento. look at this wide shot here. thunderstorms, so a couple hours to our north and west. that's the next wave of heavy rainfall that will move through. the rain, how about half a foot of new rain? more than two inches for santa rosa. it trails off when you get into the south bay but there's lots more coming over the weekend. snowfall in which one day, only one, will be mainly dry over the next week. coming up soon. >> paul. thanks for that. >>> the storm made a mess all over the bay area, especially, as paul says, the north bay. cbs 5 reporter elisa is in marin tonight. >> reporter: the rain is really starting to come down and we're starting to feel strong wind gusts, just the start of what's going to be a soggy hold weekend. the first day of winter blew into the bay area with heavy rain and strong winds, even snow at higher elevations. this is just the beginning of what would be a very w
is that only in san francisco did the few people get their pass ports today. the reason for that is that the duties of chose to come in on christmas eve. he drove in from napa to san francisco and he says he did it to help a few people out. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> tonight some people are feeling the pain of procrastination. last-minute shoppers are searching for bargains but finding the shelves bare. christin ayers on the million reasons why they waited. >> reporter: twas the night before christmas and all through the door, a slew of last-minute shoppers with excuses galore. >> this year just kind of snuck up on me. >> reporter: the customers were fighting over toys in the aisle. shelves bare and picked over to the chagrin of this child. >> there's nothing in here. everything is gone! like the my little ponies, they aren't even around. >> reporter: the registers rang. a santa sang. but at the stroke of 10, it all came to an end. shops closed, leaving only one place to spend. because it's christmas eve and you know what that means. the only store open now
travelers. it was a mess at the san francisco airport yesterday. high winds, wet conditions canceled dozens of flights. others were delayed two hours. fortunately there were no major delays at oak international or monetta international in san jose: and you can get the latest on any stormy weather that's headed our way by checking our live high-def doppler radar. you can find it on our web site. >>> 6:06 now. >>> an afghan police woman is in custody accused of killing a civilian police advisor from the united states today. pushes say he shot the advisor with a pistol. he emerge from a small shop near the police headquarters. the suspect was arrested shortly afterwards. the advisor's identity has not been released. the list in a rash of attacks by police officers against their foreign al lies. >>> the national rifle association is adamant about its idea of placing armed police officers and guards in all of the nation's schools. this comes as diane fine stein of california promises to introduce legislation. the head of the nra put the blame on violent video games. >> it hasn't worked. diane fi
issued for the north bay, san mateo coastal and san francisco for gusts up to 54 miles an hour. this is the first of the systems moving in, going into friday. another round for sunday, but christmas will stay dry. >>> about 5,000 bag was groceries were given away this morning in san francisco at glide memorial church. one of the lines wrapped all around the church. one of the men in line wanted to tell us what the bag full of the holiday meals means to him. >> it's going to help me and my family tremendously. it's going to be -- it's going to take care of the holidays for us. and i really appreciate the help that we're given because i do it for my granddaughters, my two granddaughters. >> they made this day of giving possible with the help of a large number of people who continue to volunteer over the holiday season. >>> mark zuckerberg recently donated a half billion dollars of his community's stokt to a foundation that helps create philanthropic efrpts efforts all around the world. >>> a big honor for colin kaepernick. and the warriors take on the kings in sacramento in a hig
for the south bay, peninsula and north bay rights. >> this is the san francisco international airport parking lot. the crowds have been growing steadily throughout the morning. today will be one of the busiest travel days of the year for s f o. mike pelton is monitoring the situation out there. no rain yet but have the delays are restarted to read this area? >> the faa has already announced for our delays for some of arriving flights at s f o. i talk to the duty manager and he says they're keeping an eye on the weather in san francisco. they may have to but the ground like cover on into effect. if you are flying today you will want to check your flight status before leaving the house. lots of people are expected to fly today about a hundred and 30,000 people are expected to travel passed through sfo today. many are mom and are going home and are excited to take a week off of work. >> being on the beach with my whole family and having a good time with the whole family together for the holidays. >> if you are traveling for the holidays here are some travel tips; do not read any gifts -- wraps i
imagenes grabadas en ocean beach en san francisco. ---la gran autopista que corre paralea a la playa tuvo que ser cerrada por la gran cantidad de lluvia y arena que el viento soplo. blanca ---en san anselmo, condado de marin.... take vo ....residentes y propietarios de negocios han seguido las recomendacio nes de las autoridades y han protegido con bolsas de arena sus hogares y comercios en caso de que la lluvia continue cayendo y suba de nivel. ---en el pasado, el centro de esa comunidad ha sufrido fuertes inundaciones. topvo cesar ---mientras que vea usted es tanta la lluvia que ha caido en la bahia que cubrio completamente el estacionamiento de un centro comercial en los gatos... ---al llegar, la clientela se llevo la gran sopresa y tuvo que buscar otro lugar para estacionar sus vehiculos... topvo blanca ---tambien en el sur de la bahia, una televidente grabo este video cuando la lluvia estaba mas intensa en la maÑana. ---las tomas fueron hechas en un campo de golf de sunnyvale... muchos juegos de tuvieron que ser suspendidos. cesar ---al norte, en el condado de sonoma, varias carrete
of the year will hit san francisco bay and nearby beaches this week. in a condition called "king tide." >> we're still a few hours away and it is set to be a 9:45 a.m.. this is a three day deal that will go on today, fridathursday, and frida. we are san about a foot difference as i walk over here they do have some warning signs set up to let people know. there is not a lot of issues that are going on right now because the rain has stopped, but periodically you receive the waves. as the day progresses the waves will get more dramatic. >> we're also watching the water levels, in marin at 1 01 north bound it was closed due to the high water levels. we are expecting higher tides. >> police have arrested five people in connection with the death of a man who was one of the two people found bound and gagged on a san francisco street. police are not releasing details about the relationship between the suspects in the victims-- only that there were some kind of extensive relationship going on. they say, there are still many unanswered questions. the woman who has not been named, is still in serious co
for pedestrians and san francisco's twin peaks neighborhood is under arrest. the accident was reported shortly before 9:00 on christmas tree with gold. three professors were struck by that sedan. there was a fourth person. he managed to drop out of the way. one of the victims being treated for light trading injuries. there was an occupied in the vehicle that sustained minor injuries. california's utility regulators have decided to allow pg&e pass on part of the cost of pipeline upgrades to the customer. the utility company was ordered to improve the safety of its natural gas pipeline system following the massive 2010 explosion in san bruno which destroyed an entire neighborhood and left eight people dead. >> not with the approval of state regulators pg&e customers will pay more than half of the cost of the $2.2 billion upgrade. this translates to about $1 more on utility bills. city leaders are outraged by the decision. >> a vigil was held in san francisco's bayview district for the city's most recent homicide victim. members of the city's catholic archdiocese parade and some hymns that the lo
that separated dozens of homes from the san francisco-quito creek are holding up. the creek or float on sunday night causing mandatory evacuations for seven homes. at least one home was damaged to the point of being uninhabitable. no further work has been scheduled. but the city continues to keep a close eye on the levee. >> all the rain over christmas-a down the southbound side of the upper great highway from lincoln avenue to slow boulevard. a spokesperson at the centers is the department of public works say that the rose flood because the drains cannot handle all the water, especially during a powerful storm. drivers are being forced to take the lower great highway route. the northbound side is still open. officials say that highway close about 60 times a year. it is not known when the southbound side will reopen. >> the storm also brought down a massive tree in the east bay. the one fell right on the footsteps of the delta and chi fraternity house on channing way in berkeley. however when the tree fell a loosen the soil of a neighboring treat the had terrible for safety reasons. >> santa r
in san francisco. plaza in oakland. however - there's more rain on the way. brian van aken is tracking it. >> and catherine, there is another storm with rainfall coming to the bay area for christmas day. already to the north near eureka. the court to this system as well offshore. these clouds will thicken and rain will develop in most areas tomorrow afternoon. cloudy skies and rain fall developing in the north bay. spreading to the south. and the evening hours heaviest. and showers off/on continuing until wednesday. the main impact will be steady rainfall. the rainfall totals will not be that heavy. because we have had a continuous week of saturation it will not cause that much or more problems. even strong winds continuing, 30 m.p.h.-40 m.p.h. even thunderstorms. with your christmas day forecast, coming up. >> catherine: thank you, brian. stay with kron-4 as we continue to track the rain expected this week. we'll also keep you up to date on any storm damage. you can check our website -- kron4-dot-com, and our facebook and twitter pages. >> a water main break in mill valley has left a ma
. >> thousands of people started lining up yesterday in the cold, in san francisco, just to get a free holiday meal this morning. brian flores is outside glide memorial church. you've been out there since this morning. what's going on? >> reporter: a sea of people, at least a block long. thousands of people in line. some have been here as early as yesterday afternoon to get a free meal. every year, grace memorial church does this children where any give a bag of groceries for those who need it. this year, the church expects to give 5,500 bags of groceries. people have been in line hoping to get chicken, turkey, potatoes, pasta, beans and i many of -- and these items many of us take advantage of every day. many of these people with homeless. >> we see a lot of growing seniors accessing our services. it's doubling and tripling compared to years in the past. if you look at the demographics, the senior population is growing because the baby boomers are getting older and more people are getting on social security and disability as they reach the older years and they are really tight on money. >> re
recently. you did the heart, the heart in san francisco theme. >> yeah. and chevron bought it and it's out at the chevron campus. >> you can tell that you love art and you have a passion for it, which is amazing that you have two passions that you're so good at simultaneously. >> i love the art but i have loved every minute of my time here, and all the people that i've worked with, and i wish you could meet the people behind the scenes, because they put this broadcast on the air every day. we come and sit here. this is the easy part, and this has been my second home. and i'm just so grateful. i am -- i'm grateful for the time and the friendships that i've made here. and i'm gonna miss everyone so much. >> the most feedback i got was the relationship on the set. people said you guys seem so real. but it was real. we didn't just work here together. all the dinners we spent, and sometimes we stayed there too long. that was ken's fault. >> we had to run back to the station! >> it was a real relationship. so what the audience saw over the last 13, 12 years was certainly real. >> our kids have g
in the north bay. 90 and san francisco are without power as we continue to restore power. >>jacqueline: we do have another storm coming in but it will not be as strong as what we saw for the weekend. as we go towards santa rosa, mount st. helena. and decent conditions that help to try things out a little bit today. it will be a little bit for the air to get saturated enough for the rain to hit the ground. most of that moisture is missing us. but the storm is still offshore and packing plenty of moisture. going towards tomorrow and here is what we expected. the increasing clouds and the north bay shower but i do not think it will record to see any rainfall until 5:00. mainly, north bay shores but wednesday, more whitetiming it out on futurecast. more widespread totals. >> the wonder of cdc's that this coming flu season and 3 warnings from the cdc. there is prevention but you have to take action now dan kerman. >> if you've not gotten a flu shots you should consider one. the flu season is are arriving earlier than usual. >> it is unusual to a peaks in december and january is usually the main on
the rain has stopped basically in san francisco for now, but not for long. good evening. merry christmas. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson is off tonight. not a great day to play outside with toys. we have live team watch coverage. spencer christian is tracking more rain on our doppler. >> it has been a very wet evening around the bay area. right now though things are relatively calm compared with the downpours we saw earlier. let's go to live doppler 7hd, and we have scattered showers. the heaviest is in the south bay, but let's close in on the north bay where we have a little light rain. some assisted yes, sir rainfall east of santa rosa and moving toward y o -- yountville. mill pea dishas heavier rain pushing into the higher terrain. and then farther south from the ben low man to the bay. heavier rainfall is developing, but it is not even -- even though it is calmer, it is not winding down. more rain coming our way tonight and tomorrow. a look at the accu-weather seven-day forecast in a few minutes. dan? >> spencer, thanks. >>> all of this rain has brought flooding in some areas. in sonom
, ross mercurimi -- >> the year got off to a rough start for san francisco's new sheriff, ross mercurimi, facing domestic abuse charges and a suspension. throughout the year, politics took center stage, the presidential election the main event, starting with eight serious republican candidates vying for the nomination. ethnic voters flexed their political muscle, giving president obama an unexpectedly early election night win over republican rival mitt romney. california's public education system was saved from severe budget cuts with the november passage of governor brown's proposition 30, but voters didn't say yes to all taxes. an attempt to tax soda in richmond failed, as did a statewide tobacco tax on the june ballot. new districts drawn by a citizens commission and the voter-approved top two primary system shook up races for congress and the state legislature, putting a record number of freshmen in the assembly and giving democrats a rare supermajority in sacramento. it was the beginning of realignment of the state's criminal justice system, and voters approved reform of the state's
after he took san francisco police on a chase that ended building and fire hydrant. thousands of gallons of water gushed into the city's market neighborhood. police were pulling the the driver drove off and he crashed. after the suspect was taken to the hospital and then taken into custody. police are investigating if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision. >>pam: bart is now considering charging you more money to park at its lots. kron 4's justine waldman tells us how much and what you can do to try and stop >> when parking rates went up at the daly city bart station in 2010, from 2 to 3 dollars a day. people stopped parking there. so bart brought the price back down. now bart is considering raising the rates at all its parking lots, by charging more for spaces based on demand. a full lot would cost more, >> i would not want to pay more. >> i do not want to see the rates go up. the increase could be as little as 50- cents. bart did have a budget surplus this year, those extra dollars went to fixing seats and adding air conditioning on the trains. bart wants to use the extra par
. dumping wet weather from the bay area through the sierras. delaying inbound flights at san francisco international and causing a landslide in oakland, almost crushing one driver to death. >> i heard this bounce directly off my roof. feel pretty lucky. >> reporter: and the snow started falling here in indianapolis just a short time ago. it's expected to continue falling late into the evening. from here, the storm moves to the busy northeast corridor late tonight into tomorrow morning. and where it's expected to create major travel delays there, as well. josh? >> thanks for that, alex. >>> we're going to turn to new details about that shocking christmas crime in upstate new york. a gunman who ambushed and killed two firefighters left behind a chilling note about his deadly plan. with more, abc's linsey davis is here with the latest. this is a tough one. >> reporter: it really is. lots of new developments to report, including that the death toll has risen to three. and the gun recovered by police, a military-style semiautomatic bushmaster, the same used in the elementary school massacre
it means for our state. we begin with mike in san francisco. >> ken, if the supreme court had denied review, same sex couples would be getting married here as early as next week. we know that's not the case because the supreme court has said they will hear arguments. >> today at city hall t confidence level of all of us is high. >> city attorney who joinsed the battle against prop eight said he's excited about the challenge. >> come summertime we're l we'll be on the right side of history. >> supporters say the court order gives them a chance at a fair hearing. >> these bad judges in california, they have to be overruled and corrected and i'm very pleased what the supreme court has said that they'll take the face the high court's announcement comes at a time when the public opinion appears to be changing. after the election, nine states have authorized same sex marriage. still at issue are benefits but the supreme court says they will also determine whether the government can deny benefits they took a federal case and a state case, it's going to be the big constitutional questio
this new image at the american geophysical union meeting here in san francisco earlier this week. and a reminder, the bay area's favorite way to ring in the new year is fast approaching. the biggest parties and spectacular fireworks will year's live, hosted by catherine heenan and gary radnich.
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